CRWCD News Drop 3/20
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Though the Colorado River District is operating, the District’s office will
be closed starting March 13th in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in our community. The office will remain closed until at least March 27th. Our staff is working remotely, and we are available by calling the office at 970-945-8522 or by directly emailing staff. To reach us, please leave a message in our general mailbox, which will be continuously monitored from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. We will return your message as soon as possible.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience but are committed to keeping our community as safe and healthy as possible. Thank you for understanding.
Newsweek – Friday, March 13, 2020
EARTH EXPERIENCED ITS SECOND-HOTTEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD THIS YEAR, NOAA SAYS
AZ Central. – Sunday, March 15, 2020
TENSIONS EMERGE AS A TOP ARIZONA OFFICIAL DISCUSSES TRIBES’ UNRESOLVED WATER CLAIMS
Coyote Gulch Blog – Monday, March 16, 2020
ASPINALL UNIT OPERATIONS UPDATE: MARCH 1, 2020 RUNOFF FORECAST FOR BLUE MESA RESERVOIR PREDICTS 78% OF AVERAGE
Craig Press – Monday, March 16, 2020
NEW LAW STRENGTHENS HISTORICAL AGRICULTURAL WATER USES
The Denver Post – Wednesday, March 18, 2020
WATERTON CANYON CLOSES TO OUTDOOR RECREATION DUE TO CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
Water Education Colorado – Wednesday, March 18, 2020
COLORADO WATER UTILITIES RACE TO PROTECT WORKERS FROM COVID-19 AS THEY DECLARE TAP WATER SAFE
Daily Sentinel – Thursday, March 19, 2020
WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY PLANNING FOR FUTURE EXPANSION
Drop In: UPCOMING EVENTS
Applicants Have Until March 24, 2020 to Apply
The Yampa River Fund is now accepting applications for its first round of grants. The fund has approximately $100,000 to $200,000 available to award to successful applicants. Applicants will have between February 11 and March 24, 2020 to submit applications.
The Yampa River Fund will invest in projects that will:
- Enhance water security for communities, agriculture, the economy, and the natural environment in the Yampa Valley;
- Support a healthy, flowing river and enhance critical low flows through water leases from reservoirs, and;
- Maintain or improve river function through a holistic approach to restoration of riparian and/or in-channel habitat.
Join the Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Managers for a seminar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 3 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. The agenda is being developed but topics will include pre-fire mudflow planning, aquatic habitat considerations, hazard mitigation planning, stormwater management and Drought Contingency Planning. Registration is $30, and the registration deadline is 5 p.m. April 1. More information is available here.
Contact Drake Ludwig DLudwig@wrightwater.com or call (970) 945-7755 with any questions.